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Wassup? Entertainment & Food: Oct. 7–11 and Beyond

October 7, 2015, 1:26 PM HST
* Updated October 8, 1:30 PM
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Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out Maui Now’s chronological listing of some of the island’s best events scheduled from Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 4 through 11 and beyond…

Look for this information no later than every Thursday afternoon.

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Wednesday, Oct. 7
George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
George Kahumoku Jr. Slack Key Show Every Wednesday in Napili
Napili • Napili Kai BeachResort • Aloha Pavilion • 7:30 p.m.
George Kahumoku Jr. will present his Grammy Award-winning slack key show, Masters of Hawaiian Music, every Wednesday this month at 7:30 p.m. at Napili Kai Beach Resort’s Aloha Pavilion.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Willie K to Perform Dinner Show Thursdays in Waikapū Ballroom
Willie K to Perform Dinner Show Thursdays in Waikapū Ballroom
Waikapū • King Kamehameha Golf Club
Willie K and his band will perform in the King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapū Ballroom on Thursday nights.
Friday, Oct. 9 • Fridays Oct. 23–Dec. 4
Photo by Jack Grace. Mark Twain to Return to Pioneer Inn in October
Lahaina • Pioneer Inn
Maui actor Rick Scheideman will return to the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina as Mark Twain. An Evening with Mark Twain will open with a preview on Oct. 9 and run on Friday nights from Oct. 23 through Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Inn courtyard.
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 8 & 9
Wet Forest ? ʻOhana Eats Dinner Series Supports Native Rainforests
Wailuku • Vineyard Food Co.
You are invited to enjoy a chef-tailored, Hawaiian-inspired four-course dinner at Vineyard Food Co. in Wailuku to help benefit the East Maui Watershed Partnership. The dinner series lasts two nights only and seatings start at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Chef Isaac Bancaco, winemaker Brett Miller and Chef Ritchard Cariaga, part of the Chef Bloc Series at Andaz Maui.
? Intimate Dinner Series Returns to Andaz with ‘Career-Shaping Dishes’
Wailea • Kaʻana Kitchen
Chef Bloc Maui, the exclusive dinner series at Kaʻana Kitchen created by Andaz Maui Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco, returns on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Wailea. The six-course pairing dinner debuts Ritchard Cariaga, new chef de cuisine of Kaʻana Kitchen and highlights local winery MauiWine.

Through Oct. 10

Festivals of Aloha, Maui. Photo Credit: ​Wayne Shinbara.


? Festivals of Aloha Announces Event Schedule
Hāna, Oct. 3–10 • Moloka‘i, Oct. 810
The Festivals of Aloha continue through October 2105. Each ho‘olaule‘a will include crafters, food and mele. The festivals fittingly culminate with an action-packed agenda in heavenly Hāna, lots of hula and Hawaiian music, all happening at the one of the most authentic, unspoiled locations in the world.

Through Oct. 11
noises off Maui OnStage Presents Comedy, ‘Noises Off’
Wailuku • ʻĪao Theater
Maui OnStage will present Noises Off, a classic British farce, Fridays through Sundays, through Oct. 11, at the Historic ʻĪao Theater.
Sunday, Oct. 11
Photo courtesy Aubrey Hord. Maui ‘Ukulele Festival Scheduled for Oct. 11
Kahului • The MACC • 1 to 6 p.m.
The 10th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 6 p.m. in the A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.
Beginning Oct. 11
Hard Rock PINKTOBER Hard Rock to Host PINKTOBER Fundraisers
Lahaina • Hard RockCafe Maui
The Hard Rock Cafe Maui will host eight nights of live music fundraisers for the Pacific Cancer Foundation beginning Oct. 11. A percentage of the proceeds from the Annual Halloween Dance Party on Halloween night will also go to the foundation.
Wednesday, Oct. 14
George Kahumoku, Richard Ho’opi’i and Led Kaapana. Courtesy photo. Special Slack Key Show 12th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 14
Nāpili • Nāpili Kai Beach Resort Pavilion
A celebration to mark the 12th Anniversary of George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show – Masters of Hawaiian Music, takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Nāpili Kai Beach Resort Pavilion in West Maui.
Oct. 17 & 18
Maestro Robert E. Wills we lead the Maui Chamber Orchestra in a varied program from Bach, Hadyn and Mozart to Stravinsky. Sun Dancer photo. Maui Chamber Orchestra to Present October Concert
Wailuku • ʻĪao Theater
The Maui Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Robert E. Wills, will present a challenging and exciting concert and exciting concert on Oct. 17 and 18 at ʻĪao Theater in Wailuku.
Tuesday, Oct. 20
Image provided by Maui Film Festival. Award-Winning Climate Change Film at The MACC
Kahului • The MACC • 7 p.m.
The Maui Film Festival will present critically acclaimed THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING for one show only on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Friday, Oct. 23
Barry Lopez. Photo provided by The Merwin Conservancy. Nature Writer, Environmentalist to Speak at The MACC
Kahului • The MACC 
 7 p.m.
Nature writer and environmentalist Barry Lopez will speak at the next installment of The Merwin Conservancy’s The Green Room, a environmental and literary salon series, on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. in the McCoy Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
Image provided by the Maui AIDS Foundation.

Maui AIDS Foundation to Hold Halloween Fundraiser
Kīhei • Kono’s on the Green • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Maui AIDS Foundation will host its 5th Annual Halloween Fundraiser, “Creatures of the Night,” at Kono’s on the Green in Kīhei on Oct. 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Creature at the Bates Motel. Photo provided by Brian Evans. The Maui Celebrity Series Continues at Sheraton Maui
The Maui Celebrity Series continues with its founder, Brian Evans, performing classics and original big band songs on Saturday, Oct. 24, in The Maui Ballroom at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina.
 Wednesday, Oct. 28
Te Vaka Returns to Maui on Oct. 28
Te Vaka Returns to Maui on Oct. 28
Lahaina • Maui Theater • 7:30 p.m.
Opetaia Foa‘i’s South Pacific band Te Vaka will return to Maui for the first time in eight years for one night only, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at Maui Theatre Lahaina. Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 20, at the Maui Theatre Box Office.
Through Oct. 30
Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition Announces Call to Artists
Mālama Wao Akua Exhibition
Makawao • Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
The Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center will collaborate with the East Maui Watershed Partnership to present the Mālama Wao Akua—a fine art exhibition at the hui’s Makawao gallery.
 Friday, Oct. 30
no slideshow Maui Monster Massive Returns to Kīhei on Oct. 30
Kīhei • Azeka Shopping Center • Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill
The Maui Monster Massive, the island’s biggest costume party and dance music event, will return for it’s fourth year on Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 9 p.m. at Diamonds Ice Bar & Grill in the Azeka Shopping Center in Kīhei.
August–November Events Scheduled for the Island of Lāna‘i
September–November Events Scheduled for the Island of Lāna‘i
September, October and November promise to be an eventful time for the island of Lāna‘i. Upcoming events include Fifth Friday Town Party on Oct. 30 and TriLāna‘i on Nov. 22.
Through October
 Beers pairings for Sheraton Maui's Black Rocktoberfest four-course menu. Photo by Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Black Rocktoberfest On Tap at Sheraton Maui
Kāʻanapali • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Raise a beer glass and dig into some German food in Kāʻanapali this October. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa invites beer lovers to celebrate Black Rocktoberfest with a special beer-pairing dinner, on tap Thursday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 31.
Chef Isaac Bancaco's dish of Opelu, Opakapaka, Brandade, fine herbs and lavosh for the Hawai'i Seafood Month launch party at MiGRANT Maui. Photo by Under my Umbrella, Inc.
Hawaiʻi Seafood Month will involve 50+ restaurants and retailers across the state in October, with launch parties, dining events and technology to track your seafood from ocean to plate. Maui already played host to the first event.
Friday, Dec. 11
Jake Shimabukuro. Photo provided by The MACC. Jake Shimabukuro Returns to The MACC in December
Kahului • The MACC • Castle Theater  7:30 p.m.
Tickets to see ‘ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro will go on sale to Maui Arts & Cultural Center members on Friday, Oct. 9, and to the general public on Friday, Oct. 23. The MACC’s Ho‘onanea Series will present Shimabukuro and special guests from the Maui Songwriters’ Festival.


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